Career Connections Initiative
Career Connections is a joint initiative among the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, the Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education. Senate Bill 316 requires career connections learning strategies be embedded in the Department’s model curricula. The goal is to give K-12 students opportunities to become more aware of career opportunities; learn of their interests, talents and abilities; explore careers; and make academic and career plans for their future.
The Offices of Career-Technical Education and Curriculum and Assessment worked collaboratively to meet the requirement of SB 316. Staff worked with regional work groups consisting of teachers, curriculum experts, and school counselors to develop strategies that support integrating career-based learning experiences with academic content.
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